|Matthew 19:11-13 |
11 But he said to them, "All men cannot receive this saying, only those to whom it is given. [Most men don't believe overcoming sexual desires is even possible.]
12 For there are some eunuchs who were born so from their mother's womb; and there are some eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it." [Those who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom have overcome their sexual desires with the aid of the Spirit removing those desires. From the Word of the Lord within: "sexual desires can be overcome;" (and this applies to both males and females, to both heterosexual and homosexual desires, providing there is a fervent commitment to become completely free of them) — but, as these verses state: "all men cannot receive this;" (because they cannot believe overcoming sexual desires is even possible).]
13 Then little children were brought there to him so that he could put his hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them.